Welcome to Logozoa.com, the one-stop solution
for all your Logozoa needs. If you didn’t know you had any Logozoa
needs, you’ve come to the right place. If you don’t know what
Logozoa are . . . well, you should have come here sooner.
Lo·go·zo·a n [fr.
Gk logos word + zoia animals] (2005) 1 : word
animals : textual
organisms 2 : a phylum or subkingdom of linguistic entities
that are represented in almost every kind of habitat and include
aphorisms, anti-aphorisms, maxims, minims, unapologetic apothegms, neokoans, sayings, left-unsaids, shamelessly
proverbialist word-grabs, epigrammatological disquisitions, lapidary confections, poemlets, gnomic microtales,
instant fables, and other varieties of conceptual riffs
Words change everything. We create poems and stories to free the world
from itself, to reveal the many feral faces of life. But ironically these
liberating words are usually imprisoned on the page or computer
screen. Out in the “real” world of day-to-day activity, we use
words more bluntly. We put labels and signs on things to tame them—identify,
categorize, explain, instruct, proclaim ownership. What if instead the labels
could liberate the everyday world from the literal, proclaim rather than
cover up the mysteries? What if they could become Logozoa—textual organisms
that infest the literal with metaphor and give impetuous life and breath
Find out what happens when you let word animals infest your
daily life. Download
Logozoa, print them onto your own stickers, and let them loose in
your home or neighborhood. Bring a little metaphor into your routine.
Keep them around the house and discover why they make fascinating pets
or release them into the wild. You have 379 different creatures to choose from.
E-dopt a Logozoan and add it to your
Web site. Your
Logozoan will change every time it’s viewed, taking one of 379 different forms.
The next best thing to Logoz in your own hood is a visit to the Logozoo.
Here you’ll see
a natural-habitat preserve made from the nooks and crannies of daily routine,
the unexpected exoticisms of everyday
life, the out-of-the-ordinary often lurking in ordinary places. No bars
and cages here. From the safety and comfort of your own browser, you can
witness one of Nature’s
true spectacles—the figurative overrunning the literal.
Our zoo contains 1153 photos of 629 inhabitants, with more arriving
almost daily from the US, Europe, and South America. One made it all the
way from Hell. Another came from a place even more frightening—the
Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles in Waltham.
Some Logozoa display a remarkable ability to slip the bonds
of textual stasis and achieve flights of logomotion. Come enjoy the animated
Stickers in the wild face numerous man-made and natural threats.
Determined preservation efforts are necessary to ensure that these unique
creatures do not go the way of so many once-endangered, now-extinct
species. Photograph your Logozoa and send these offspring
to us where they
will find a happy, safe home in our Logozoo.
Bring those vexing questions to the Soothbooth and let us turn
them into vexing answers. We have a unique colony of Logozoa on duty here
that responds to any sort of question you might want to pose.
If you want deeper, less direct answers than those
offered at the quick-service Soothbooth, take your questions to the Soothcircuit.
The Logozoa here are guaranteed to provide insights and prognostications
of the most thought-provoking quality.